Philosophy, Probability and Physics - First LSE Mini-Conference

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, Saturday 5 November 2005, Room T 206 (Lakatos Building)

Philosophy, Probability and Physics (PPP) is a series of joint mini-conferences of the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris, and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, which continues the joint series of seminars in Freiburg and Konstanz. It focuses on the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of probability and their intersection, probability and chance in physics. The mini-conferences take place in Paris and London alternately. They are organized by Guido Bacciagaluppi (Paris) and Stephan Hartmann (LSE).

PROGRAMME

10.30-11.45 Stephan Hartmann (LSE): Contingency and Dissent in Physics: The Case of High-Temperature Superconductivity

11.45-13.00 Lefteris Farmakis (LSE): Is the Subjective Interpretation of Quantum Probabilities Really Inconsistent?

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.15 Guido Bacciagaluppi (Paris): Non-Linearity, Non-Locality and Classical Correlations

15.15-16.30 Sonja Smets (Brussels and CPNSS): Towards a Logic of Quantum Entanglement

16.30- 16.45 Break

16.45-18.00 Pete Ainsworth (LSE): Can Inflation Explain the Origin of the Low Entropy of the Universe?

For further information (e.g. abstracts), visit this page.